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Support Equipment and Training & Training Support

Welcome to Part 9 of this ten-part DAU LOG Blog series focusing on Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element-based DAU learning assets available to support your professional development journey. As I’…

Support Equipment and Training & Training Support

IPS Elements
Bill Kobren

Welcome to Part 9 of this ten-part DAU LOG Blog series focusing on Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element-based DAU learning assets available to support your professional development journey. As I’ve shared before, product support in general -- and the integrated product support (IPS) elements in particular -- are an integral and foundational aspect of our business as life cycle logisticians and product support managers (PSM). The 12 interdisciplinary IPS Elements are outlined not only in statute, but in DoD policy and guidance as well, including Section 574 of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), paragraph 4.1.a. of DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, and Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook.

Paragraph 4.1.a. of DoD Instruction 5000.91 Product Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework” specifies that “Product support management includes planning, cost estimating and budgeting, developing, implementing, and managing an effective PSS that addresses all 12 integrated product support (IPS) elements to accomplish materiel and system readiness for systems covered by Section (4324) of Title 10, U.S.C. (covered systems), major systems, sub systems, components, and embedded software.” This policy goes on in paragraph 4.1.c. to state that “the 12 IPS elements that comprise the PSS (product support strategy) are: (1) Product support management. (2) Design interface. (3) Sustaining engineering. (4) Maintenance planning and management. (5) Supply support. (6) Support equipment. (7) Technical data. (8) Training and training support. (9) IT systems continuous support. (10) Facilities and infrastructure. (11) Packaging, handling, storage, and transportation. (12) Manpower and personnel.”

As a public service, today’s blog post marks the eighth in a ten-part series of LOG Blog posts designed to help you by highlighting the readily accessible suite of integrated learning assets available from your DAU colleagues that align not only with each of these integrated product support elements, but also with our integrated product support element-based life cycle logistics competency set. Today, we focus on two elements, namely Support Equipment and Training & Training Support. The plethora of available resources and professional development opportunities include:

Defense Acquisition Credentials

  • CLCL 015 Product Support Infrastructure

Training Courses

  • LOG 0540 Support Equipment
  • LOG 0550 Training & Training Support

Communities

  • Logistics Community (LOG CoP)
  • Performance-Based Logistics Community (PBL CoP)

ACQuipedia Articles

  • Automatic Test System (ATS) & Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Support Equipment (SE)
  • Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element - Training & Training Support
  • Support Equipment Recommendation Data (SERD)
  • Government Property Accountability

Webinar Series

  • Sustainment Series
  • Logistics Live! 
  • Product Support "Delta Course"

Other Resources

Up next: the tenth and final DAU LOG Blog in this series, which will focus on both the Manpower & Personnel and Facilities & Infrastructure elements!  As a reminder, so far, we have looked at:

Course Reference